committed to corporate governance.
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is the Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately-owned financial services merger and acquisition advisory and consulting services firm.
Ms. Guilfoile’s professional history includes 20 years on Wall Street and another 9 years with professional service firms focused on Wall Street. A dozen of those years were spent with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies, Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, as Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer for its Investment Bank and various merger integration, executive management and strategic planning positions. Prior to her recent tenure (2000 –October 2002) with JPMorgan, Mary spent five years with the private investment and merger and acquisition advisory firm, The Beacon Group, as an owner/partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She continues as a partner of the investment arm of that firm. Early in her career, Mary was with Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Booz Allen & Hamilton, a strategic consulting firm based in New York. She has maintained her CPA license throughout her career.
Ms. Guilfoile received her BS in Accounting (summa cum laude) from Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1976 and her MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1984.
In 1991, Ms. Guilfoile was named to the Board of Trustees of Boston College where she currently serves on the Finance and Audit Committee. She has previously served on the Development Committee and the Executive Campaign Committee. Mary also recently co-chaired the Boston College Wall Street Council as well as the Task Force on Women and Boston College and is a founding member of The Council for Women of Boston College. Since 1999, Mary has coordinated BC Connections, a mentoring program for undergraduate female Boston College students. In September of 2001, Mary was presented with the Award for Excellence in Commerce by the Boston College Alumni Association.
Ms. Guilfoile has been a member of the Board of Directors of Valley National Bancorp, a $12+ billion asset regional bank holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since December 2003. Ms. Guilfoile is Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance committee and is a member of five other committees including the Investment, Wealth Management & Insurance Services Subsidiaries, Insurance, Pension/Savings & Investment Trustees, and Risk Management committees. Ms. Guilfoile was also a member of the Board of Directors of Viasys Healthcare Inc., a global, research-based medical technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange from November 2001 until February 2005. Ms. Guilfoile was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and served as a member of the Compensation Committee and other special committees of the Viasys Healthcare board during her tenure. In October 2007, Ms. Guilfoile joined the board of Interpublic Group and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.
In addition to her Board membership at Valley National Bancorp, she serves as a director at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. and Hudson Ltd.